Thursday, November 08, 2007

Danse Macabre


Conversations with the Weebles can turn to morbid thoughts. Usually, this happens around the holidays . "Well, I wonder how many Christmases I have left." "This may be my last Thanksgiving." Deep sigh. Forlorn look. I'm never sure if the comments are to spark some sympathy or some sort of death wish.


Dad and I were having a cup of tea. Ma had nodded off and her tea sat untouched and getting cold. Dad shook his head and heaved a deep sigh.


"Sometimes, I don't know. Maybe it would be better to just." He raised his index finger and pointed it at his temple.


"Don't you dare!" I yelled horrified. "You're not going to leave me to handle this by myself."


He gave me that "what are you going to do about it look."


"If you do. If you do.." I tried to think of the worse thing. "I'll wear red to your funeral and dance on your grave."


He laughed. "That's alright. I won't mind."


I didn't think quickly enough on my feet. I thought of the perfect answer on the way home. What I should have said: If you do, I'll bury her in the same hole!

3 comments:

Erica Vetsch said...

LOL, they both might spring back to life at the contact in the bottom of the hole and you'd have to start all over again! LOL

Nutterone said...

Dang...

Course my paternal weeble is in the doghouse right now. I might let him! (Ok... it's a bad expression. Basically, my dog's house is mine... Which is just FINE, so why is it a bad thing? Or is my dog spoiled? Or am I just feverish?)

Georgiana said...

You have a colorful family! I can only guess how they got the name Weebles....